Lead Electrical Engineer

Houston, Texas
Jun 21, 2024
Jun 22, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description

AECOM has a position opening for a Lead Electrical Engineer to support our growing Energy Business Line. For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work remotely and/or be located at a variety of Energy offices located in multiple locations across the United States through our Freedom to Grow program.

Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across markets sectors including transmission (substations, OH/UG transmission systems, generator interconnections, interconnection strategy), power distribution (OH/UG power systems, substations, EV charging networks, microgrid design, etc.), renewables (Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Wind), and next generation energy (hydrogen, fuel cells, electrolyzers, etc.). We are looking for a strong leader with a heavy industry and electrical engineering background to mentor team and promote our skills to new clients as well as maintain our existing client base. Qualified candidates will have a strong technical background coupled with leadership/supervisory experience.

The successful candidate is expected to be a detail orientated, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently. The responsibilities of this role also include, but may not be limited to, the following:

Responsible for the electrical engineering design work on assigned projects; capable to work independently with minimal

Provide mentorship to other electrical engineers within the Energy Center of Excellence and other remote teams

Supporting the Chief Electrical engineer on developing workload forecasts, design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities

Performing Power system studies (load flow, short circuit, protective coordination, arc flash analysis)

Directing electrical infrastructure physical layout

One line and three-line diagrams

Developing construction and electrical equipment specifications

Protective relay and metering one line / three-line diagrams

One-Line Diagrams

Wiring Diagrams and Schematics

Panel Layouts and Schedules

Plan Drawings such as grounding plans, lighting plan, raceway plans, cable tray plans etc.

Electrical Lists - Cable and Conduit Schedules, Load List, Equipment List

Calculations - ampacity, cable sizing, conduit sizing, transformer sizing, Grounding Analysis and Design, underground cable and duct bank

Equipment Specifications and Data Sheets

Bill of Materials Reviewing engineering work performed by peers

Attending client meetings

Occasional travel to client and/or project sites

Level Specific Responsibilities:

Serves as lead engineer and engineering of record on all size projects

Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise

Provides technical expertise for studies and design efforts

Presents complex technical solutions to clients

Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others

Participates in development of technical proposals

Provides estimates for the engineering budget and schedule


AECOM's Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to energy engineering, energy procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture - and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and the demand side of the meter allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions.